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Why would a reporter throw his shoes at President George W. Bush?

I am shocked. I cant believe the Iraqi Reporter threw a shoe at George W. Bush, the President of the United States!!! I wonder why he would do such a thing? I am so shocked!!! Could it be that he disliked the President so much?

Comparing New York and Houston


In NY for $1500, you could get a basement apartment.

In Houston, for $1500 you could get a luxury apartment on Westheimer with a jacuzzi...or you could pay mortgage on a house.

In NY for $300,000, you copuld buy a decent townhouse.

In Houston, for $300,000 you can buy 2 townhouses, each one double the size of the one in NY, with a huge backyard for plenty of Barbecues and plenty of space for your little ones to chase each other around.


has one of the best mass transportation systems in America.

has one of the worst and most inefficient mass transportation systems in America.

most people dont own a car, and they take the bus or subway.

most people I know, own a car AND an F150 Truck. As a matter of fact, when i first came here, I heard the advertisement telling me everyday how "this is Ford country". Most people in Houston cant imagine what it must be like to take the bus. I am presently, the only person in Houston who does not own a…

Weather Update

Houston Weather Update

Monday during day, Temperature: 70 degrees, Sunny, perfect for picnic.
Monday evening, Temperature, 50 degrees, 20 degree drop in like 2 hours, Only in Houston.
People are looking at the sky confused.
Tuesday, Temperature, 50 degrees, Rain.
Wednesday, Temperature, 30 degrees, Snow. Never before, in all my life have i seen this weather. Nowhere else. Believe me!

Jamaica Weather Update

Monday during day, Sunshine.
People are going to the beach.
Tuesday, More Sunshine.
Wednesday, Even More SUNSHINE.

Houston reacts to Snow

Over 500 cars in accidents in Houston since the snow started last night. Then all the major freeways start to get blocked or shut down. Remember, this is supposed to be the 4th largest city in the United States. Houstonians are not used to snow. Or Rain. Everytime the weather gets extreme (which is anything that does not resemble 99 degrees Heatwave, these people panic and start doing silly things on the road. True, there are many people who can drive better than me, but many people in Houston seem to have bought their license at Walmart and are making it really hard for the sensible drivers. Anyway, everyone please be careful on the roads, especially in this silly season!

A Woman's Worth

If a woman has no morals, no values, no self-esteem, what does she have?

Job Hunting

Ok, so i go for this job interview and first of all the place is far away from the rest of civilization. I have to walk a couple of blocks to find the place. Then the complex is so huge I cant even find the HR department. Then finally out of luck i run into an employee who shows me where they have hidden their HR office. So I finally arrive just in time to start the interview. Next thing is that they give me some type of test that they use named ,
" How To Tell If This Person Is An Idiot!"
How dare they give me this stupid test. I rush through the test because I really dont have times for these games. i want to hurry up and get to the real interview.
I feel so insulted because after i waste my time and energy to go there, i get a rejection letter. I dont like this type of procedure. I feel like I was treated as if I was a product on a job hunting factory line. Not as an individual, but as a robot with a name tag that they can just experiment with, waste my time and then hand …

Nichole is in love!

He stared at me from across the room. We both knew what we wanted .We both knew that we were in love. Then he said the words that would change our lives... forever...
"Gobble, Gobble?"
and I said
"I will!"

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

W0W! I am sooo full! I can hardly move! There should be thanksgiving like once per month! Americans sure do know how to have a feast! And you know how they do EVERYTHING BIG in TEXAS!!! Any international person should surely be delighted if they visit America during Thanksgiving! They will experience love and warmth and go back to their countries with happy images of America and it's people imprinted on their brains! I dont celebrate thanksgiving in Jamaica, so it is not that much of a tradition to me, but i sure dont mind adopting this tradition! Anyway I hope everyone is having a great Thanksgiving! I hope everyone is experiencing the love and happiness that comes with having your family and friends all around and be thankful and appreciative of all that this holiday stands for!

Corny Joke: Why did the turkey cross the road?
Because it saw nichole coming!
ha ha : )

The President of the United States is Black


People in Houston love high gas prices

I am of the firm belief that people in Houston looooove high gas prices. If they didn't they would have done something about it. Look at the public transportation system. Most people dont use it. However they complain about gas prices. If they were really upset about gas prices, they would complain, they would march down to the office of the member of congress that represents them and demand that something be done. Houston is the United States fourth most largest city and it does not have an effective mass transportation system. Unbelievable!

Poor Planning for Urbanization Causes Pollution in Houston

Urbanization has moved at a very rapid pace. In our race to build bigger and better infrastructure, we have caused the environment to become more polluted. Poor Planning for urbanization has caused pollution in Houston. Key terms that will be used in this essay are urbanization, pollution and environment. As defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, urbanization is from the word urbanwhich means of, relating to , characteristic of, or constituting a city. Pollution is derived from the word pollute which means to make impure; to contaminate (an environment) with man-made waste. Environment means surroundings, the whole complex of factors (as soil, climate and living things) that influence the form and the ability to survive of a plant or animal or ecological community.
In the online article, "Urban environmental history and neighborhood planning" by Wendy A Kellog, the author discusses the impact of cities on the natural environment. In building cities, the environment is a…

Hurricane Ike in Houston

Hurricane Ike. Well this was the first hurricane I had experienced since Hurricane Gilbert had hit Jamaica in 1988. Many people in Houston were not prepared for this hurricane because after the mass hysteria with the Hurricane Rita evacuation, people just didn't feel like going through that trauma again. Then the irony was that Houston was prepared for Rita and it did not hit. At the last minute it changed course. So many people did not take Ike seriously. I was not really impressed by Ike. That was probably because it it didnt hit my neighbourhood as hard as it hit some other parts of Houston. What I was really impressed by was how Ike could shut down the 4th largest city in the United States for one week. I don't get it. I thought Houston was supposed to be the Energy Capital of the United States. So I was one of the residents of Houston who had no power for 10 days after the Hurricane. I told all my friends it was just like being back in Jamaica. I had no light, no AC,…

recommendations for greyhound

this is not the time for greyhound to be pointing
fingers. this is the time for greyhound to admit it's
mistakes, accept responsibility and do something to
address it's problems.
i don't have a problem with the greyhound drivers who are professional about their jobs and respect the people who they carry; i have a problem with the greyhound management who allow unsafe drivers on the road, that see that there is a problem but do nothing to correct that problem.
i guess i must admit that every bus company has some very good drivers and some very bad drivers.
what options are there for people like me who have to take the bus every now and then? is there any reliable bus company in america?
i guess travelling itself is a risk. we all just have to look out for our own safety, say our prayers and hope for the best. but if a driver slips up, we have to say something. because we want them to know , hey, you made a mistake here, please correct your mistake so the next trip will be safe f…

my grey hound experience

I took greyhound from Houston to New York. the trip to new york was OK and most of the bus drivers were professional. the trip back to houston was scary. when we got to virginia, the driver for the bus was changed. the driver got on the wrong side of the high-way, passing 2 signs saying WRONG WAY. was she sleeping? tired? did a double shift? new driver?
the bus was supposed to go to raleigh. she missed her exit and passed raleigh about 20 miles, when passengers realized the highway signs no longer said "to raleigh", they started shouting for her to stop the bus. with help from some passengers she eventually found her way. needless to say, we arrived at raleigh very late. i made a complaint to greyhound asking what was going to be done about this mistake? these mistakes needed to be addressed.
greyhound replied that it was not their fault but the fault of carolina trailways who the driver was registered with. my question is, if an accident had occurred, would the surviving cu…

nichole's top 10 things to do in jamaica

nichole's top 10 things to do in jamaica

1. Go to Reggae sumfest: to start your trip off right
2. get your hair braided: because nichole said so.
3. you have got to do the chukka blue adventures: don't leave your camera, your friends will die of envy! check out their webpage at i think their best tour is in ocho rios, however the also have a tour in negril. some jerk chicken with rice and peas(this really should be number 1)
5. go rafting: martha brae river in montego bay/falmouth or on the rio grande
6. sunset fun cruises: hop on a party boat and sail off into the sunset!
7. go parasailing in negril.
8. go hiking in the blue mountains
9. drive through holland bamboo in st. elizabeth.
10. upload your pictures daily so all your friends can turn green with jealousy.
anything i left out you can see at

Nichole's top 10 places to see in jamaica

Nichole's top 10 places to see in jamaica

1. visit Montego bay: to see my hometown.
2. dunn's river falls: no one will believe you went to
jamaica if you don't visit these falls.
3.visit rick's cafe in negril: to see the best sunset in
the world.
4. bob marley's home, st. ann: because you just have to.
4. negril's seven mile beach strip: because you have to
see it to believe it.
5.visit french-man's cove in portland: step into another world
6. reich falls in portland: because you just have to. lagoon portland: definition of the colour blue.
8.lover's leap , st elizabeth: breathtaking view, please don't jump.
9.rosehall great house: for all who love history
10.fern gully, ocho rios

why dont most black americans travel?

Why dont most black american people travel? My theory is that most black people don’t really travel from the area they were born. Most can’t afford to travel. Most were never given the option to travel so they never did?

caribbean traveller

Everywhere I go, I meet another Caribbean national . most places I go to, people seem to be excited to meet someone from the Caribbean. Then they think there are only black people in Jamaica. Nope! Jamaica has a wide diverse ethnic mix. And even though most people may be mixed, they are prejudiced against each other. I faced more prejudice in my own country Jamaica than I faced in London. In Jamaica there is the class system that is summarized in the popular saying,

If you are white, you are alright,

If you are brown, hang around,

If you are black, stand back!

Wherever I go, people are so excited to hear my Jamaican accent. They think I a m unique and that I am from some far away exotic fairy tale paradise.

In large cities like London and New York, people of other races seem to be more open and “tolerant” of others from different backgrounds. As you leave the cities and go to the country areas, like the country parts of America, prejudice is more obvious.

I am always amazed by the influence…


well i am a black female and i would like to find out feedback from people like me. i know even though it is 2007 some cultures may not be very open to black people. where are black friendly places? so far in my travels, i have not met any cannibals and i have some largely positive experiences and i wanted to stay away from the negative places.
everywhere you go in this world you are going to face prejudice. it depends on the type of person you is up to you to decide that you are not going to let these people get you depressed. it is human nature to have some type of having a positive attitude you can keep yourself from making the negative experiences bring you down and wherever you go you will be happy.
as a black traveller from a third world country like jamaica, the first place that i stayed more than one month was london. i was so excited to be in a first world country. in my native country jamaica, sadly to say, i faced a lot of prejudice. white people only soc…